Christmas time has come and gone, and with the festive season, as always, we received the gift of a Doctor Who Christmas Special for 2011. The Doctor (Matt Smith) finds himself indebted to Madge Arwell (Claire Skinner), a mother from World War II-era England, for saving his life. The Doctor, after learning that her husband is missing and presumed dead during the war, decides to help provide the best Christmas ever to Madge and her children.
In his effort, he uses technology from TARDIS to create a Christmas present that is, in fact, a dimensional portal to another planet called Androzani Major. Unfortunately one of the children sneak into the present early and begin exploring the world… the Doctor follows only to find that this planet of Christmas trees is not only in risk, but so is Madge and her children.
During TARDISblend 47, we review the events of The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe, and examine the personal connections and character development of our favorite Time Lord – as well as the brilliant performance by Matt Smith, continuing to make the role his own. We also discuss the short appearance of Bill Bailey, and discuss our hopes to see him return to another episode of Doctor Who in the future.
Later, we highlight how Steven Moffat speaks his own thoughts and clues through the dialogue of the Doctor in his writing, we make some Classic Doctor Who recommendations, and highlight what is coming up for both the future of Doctor Who and the TARDISblend!
ALSO: Please let us know what your thoughts are about our previous commentary episode. If you enjoyed it, please leave a comment for us on this post and tell us if you would like for us to do more of those specials. If so, are there any recommended episodes you’d like for us to record commentaries for? Let us know!
All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!
Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!